In the last few days, John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress have moved away from all other relevant issues, focusing on the Free SHS and corruption as a double-edged sword.
Suddenly, John, Asiedu Nketia and their bunch of doublespeak communicators are claiming that the Free SHS programme, which they damned as not feasible, was their baby, conceived and nursed under their watch.
But that is where the electorate should have them exposed because the NDC by that claim is admitting that not only is the Free SHS programme a very great initiative, but also a major strategy aimed at improving lives and livelihoods in the long run.
Additionally, the NDC, which has had some of its appointees jailed, with several others in court, for corruption, is also accusing the ruling NPP of corruption without any concrete evidence to back its claim.
They, for instance, ignore the case of Dr Stephen Opuni who, together with several others, have been cited for criminality, the former CEO of Venture Capital Trust Fund, Daniel Duku, who together with other Mahama appointees, are refunding about GH¢17.69million loot to the state.
Unfortunately, while they harp on the case of the Public Procurement Authority, they ignore the fact that it was the President who handed him over to the relevant authorities for investigation and possible prosecution.
Less than a week into the crucial elections, they are therefore deliberately confusing the issues to make them look credible in the eyes of the electorate, and also make them appear to be development conscious.
With defeat evidently staring him, Mr Mahama and his lieutenants are swarming the countryside, changing their minds and failing to settle on their original stance, which is Okada legalization and mortuaries in Zongos.
Everything points to John Mahama’s agonizing struggles to stay afloat, as the case of a drowning man clutching at straw and unsure of how the world would treat him after his exit as a walking controversy, who had to depend on dubious cabals in the NDC and the Electoral Commission to stay in office.
That his own lieutenants and colleague flagbearer aspirants in the last congress have abandoned him speaks volumes about the shame and disgrace he has brought on his party, which puts the NDC in jeopardy getting back to power anytime soon.
We are told by psychologists that when a dazed person recovers from a stupor, the first thing he tends to recollect is the last attack on his personality. Mr Mahama being dazed is not only about his 2016 embarrassing defeat, but the one deft initiative that the whole segments of the Ghanaian population – not the NDC as a political party – are thrilled about, which is the Free SHS programme.
Having gone round and round constituencies and seen the reaction of the electorate to the Free SHS programme, the only thing he can do is try to belong. But that cannot save him, neither can the last minute vile and vicious propaganda do any the magic.